AA4RC Robin Cutshaw has created  a daughter board that plugs into the Raspberry Pi which has the DVSI 3000 Chip on it, along with the software to control the device which could interface to the internet using either WiFi or CAT-5 ethernet … but… the really new addition is a Bluetooth interface and software for a mobile device like an iPhone, iPad, or compatible Android device which will give you full control of the device from your tablet or phone AND allow you to initiate/participate in a conversation using your mobile device’s speaker and microphone..

In other words, DSTAR on your Phone (within range of the DVAP-PI’s Bluetooth) – this is perfect for folks like me who may not want (or be allowed) to take a DSTAR radio to a foreign country, but still want to operate  on the DSTAR system WITHOUT having to use your computer. Just plug-in the DVAP/Pi unit (the one with the daughter card, not a standard Raspberry Pi with a DVAP Dongle attached), navigate with your mobile device to the Reflector or Repeater of your choice, then talk using the cellphone’s audio devices.

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